Obesity

5:00am

Thu March 21, 2013
Health

Colorado Adults Are Still Fit And Healthy, But What About The Children?

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Colorado is continually heralded at the fittest state in the country – but behind that ranking stand a host of health measures that paint a different picture, placing the state mid-pack or worse in things such as infant mortality and binge drinking.

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10:28am

Wed March 20, 2013
The Salt

Whole Milk Or Skim? Study Links Fattier Milk To Slimmer Kids

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 9:23 am

Parents are currently advised to switch toddlers to reduced-fat milk at age 2.
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The job of parenting toddlers ain't easy. Consider the 2-year-old to-do list: Get tantrums under control. Potty train. Transition from whole milk to low-fat milk.

Speaking from experience, only one of these things was easy.

As my daughter turned 2 in January, we made the simple switch to reduced-fat milk. Done. Don't need to overthink this one, right?

After all, I'm following the evidence-based advice of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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1:58am

Tue March 12, 2013
The Salt

Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 3:11 pm

Mayor Mike and his public health edicts are having a rough ride.

On Monday, a state judge in Manhattan struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rule capping soda sizes. And lawmakers in Mississippi are taking the backlash against government regulation on food marketing one step further.

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3:29pm

Mon March 11, 2013
The Salt

Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 3:11 pm

Less sleep equals less self-control when it comes to eating, a new study finds.
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Tired? Surely those cookies will help. And a burger. Chips. And a cupcake. Yeah, soda, too.

People do eat more when they're short of sleep. And that impulse to snarf when sleepy can cause quick weight gain, according to a new study.

Since Americans are chronically sleep deprived, it's no wonder that our waistlines have been expanding. One-third of American workers say they're sleeping six or fewer hours a night, compared with the seven to nine hours recommended.

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2:51pm

Mon March 11, 2013
The Salt

Judge Overturns New York City Ban On Big Sugary Sodas

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 6:06 pm

A customer fills a 21-ounce cup with soda at a New York City McDonald's.
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